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Internet of Things technology is now more widespread than many people realize. Systems that fall under the IoT umbrella are popping up in an array of settings, even outside consumer circles. Today, every group from enterprise businesses to city governments is utilizing intelligent, internet- and Bluetooth-enabled devices to make a variety of critical capabilities possible.
Earlier this year, two separate security risks were brought to light: CVE-2017-0144, a vulnerability in the SMB Server that could allow remote code execution that was fixed in March, and WannaCry/Wcry, a relatively new ransomware family that was found in late April.
The WannaCry ransomware variant of 12-May-2017 has been engineered to take advantage of the most common security challenges facing large organizations today. Starting with a basic phish, this variant uses a recent vulnerability (CVE-2017-0144/MS17-010) to spread unchecked through weaker internal networks, wreaking havoc in large organizations.
A new Internet of Things (IoT) botnet called Persirai (Detected by Trend Micro as ELF_PERSIRAI.A) has been discovered targeting over 1,000 Internet Protocol (IP) Camera models based on various Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) products.
Industrial robots have replaced humans in a lot of large-scale production and manufacturing activities because of their efficiency, accuracy, and safety. These mechanical, programmable devices can now be seen in practically all industrial sectors?making cars, fabricating airplane parts, assembling food products, and even providing critical public services.
While transitioning from regular factories to smart factories, the gap in awareness between information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) security measures is one of the most crucial challenges to overcome. In this blog, we will take a look at the threat of ransomware. It will be used as an example to look at the current state of cyberattacks that significantly impact the stability of connected factory operations, as well as effective security measures that can be practiced.